In May 2015 the Covehead Lighthouse was federally designated as a heritage lighthouse under the Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. This designation ensures the protection of the lighthouse’s heritage character.
The goal of The Friends of Covehead Lighthouse is to preserve the actual structure in its current state and natural environment and surroundings, while providing necessary annual maintenance as required. There is no planned commercial activity for the lighthouse or any access to the interior of the lighthouse other than for scheduled repairs and maintenance by authorized personnel.
The lighthouse will be officially be handed over to the Friends of Covehead lighthouse in the coming weeks when the process is finalized administratively.
The mandate for The Friends of Covehead Lighthouse is to ensure the Covehead Lighthouse is preserved in good structural condition and is maintained in its current location for future generations to enjoy.